djd07 (6441) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong coconut, molasses, brown sugar. Syrup mouth feel, strong rum, dark fruit, plum skin, molasses, sugary malt, unique, good.
Theydon_Bois (13371) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15.
Mahgogany brown with moderate beige edgework.
Nose is musty wood, toffee, rum strains, spice, dark fruit rinds.
Taste comprises toffee, spice, fruit cake, dates, light chocolate, earthy.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent quad, good bitter sweet balance.
PartyFowle (704) - - MAY 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep, muddy purple-brown. Very little head, just some large tan water-bubbles. Sweet aroma. Red grape, apricot, vanilla, funky rum, maple syrup, old oranges, strawberry, alcohol. The flavor’s maltier than expected. Milk chocolate meets all the other stuff: vanilla, toffee, caramel, red grape, maple, a touch of toast, a hint of banana. Alcohol flavor is big. Sweet vanilla-and-oak finish. Medium-full, syrupy body. A little Sweet overall, but I like what the rum adds here.
BiiruBierBeer (670) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice malty smell. Taste is way too sweet and boozy. Not a fan of this at all. Medium body with low carbonation.
Leighton (14674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Pours deep brown with a frothy mocha topping. Lots of bready malts in this one, meaty caramel, toffee, rich fruits. Full bodied, a little syrupy, with fine carbonation. Sugary and bready on the finish with some liquefied fruits. Somewhat tasty but just way too sweet.
GenDV138 (3722) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Coppertail Brewing during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Brown with light tan head. Aromas of rum, dark fruit. Tastes of same. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
chinchill (3215) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark red-brown with minimal head and no lacing.
Feel: Full, slick, sticky and syrupy.
Too much like a medicinal syrup. Disappointing.
jbruner (3030) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown from the bottle with little to no head or lace. Aroma of big sweetness and spice, hint of apple, light dark fruit notes. Taste is big on the sweetness, rum is light, except for the phenol alcohol, big fruitiness, sweet, big boozy burn. Wow, definitely a plethora as the bottle implies.
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a thin tan head of foam. The aroma offers up brown sugar coated prunes and dates and figs and then it gets into boozy and rum like notes. The taste is similar with a rich mix of prunes, raisins, dates and figs swimming in a brown sugar and molasses sea of sweetness. This then slides into smooth boozy rum sweetness that blends well with the fruity esters that are going on. Overall this is a great tasty sipper but it seems to be something you need to be in the mood for to really enjoy its silky smooth rich sweetness.
blklab2007 (2106) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a dark rich brown in color with a small bit of head that fell right off. Aroma has dark fruit, sweet boozy rum, dark sugars, vanilla, and dried pit fruit. Mouth feel coats with sugars and the carbonation is on the lower side. Flavor is quite the bruiser, heavy dark sugars, molasses, raisins, rum barrels, and plenty of heat.